American Way: Those Above and Those Below #3

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Things are heating up for the surviving heroes of the Civil Defense Corps. Jason's actions against Black Power groups have gotten him noticed by the dark side of the government agencies that once controlled the superhero program. Meanwhile, Amber Waves' acts of domestic terrorism are bringing the police close to her door! Continuing the new miniseries by acclaimed author John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave and creator of American Crime, and artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

  • 10
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Sep 27, 2017

    This excellent third part of The American Way: Those Above And Those Below brings the story together in a thrilling climax... and there's still three more issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 27, 2017

    The American Way: Those Above and Those Below #3 remains an unsettlingly similar reflection of our own world. Though there may be some slight anachronisms, I can imagine characters saying the same things many people do today. This chapter explores the difficulty of choice and how oppressors can take our own language or actions and twist them to exacerbate bigotry. With the inclusion of more characters, I imagine that this comic will continue to address the varied ways each of us show up and why they matter in the larger scheme of social justice for all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 3, 2018

    This makes Trump nothing more than a reactionary fighting against the past of an America changing while allying himself with foreign forces to destroy the unique American exceptionalism which is brilliantly exploitable and represented in Ridley's comic. Looking from the outside, I marvel at the United States constant struggle with itself. Georges Jeanty represents this struggle well in a comic where the pages keep improving. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Josh Vermillion Sep 27, 2017

    This book just isn't something that appeals to me as a comic book reader. I think the art is great and the characters are really interesting, but I just prefer some fun from my comics. I think there is a good story forming here, but I'd like to see it pick up the pace a little bit. While the subject matter being addressed is important to talk about, the story surrounding that is taking a while to get up to speed and hasn't yet grabbed me or given me that "I need to read the next issue right now" feeling. Read Full Review

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